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Mount Sunapee

Mt Sunapee ski area is 20 minutes drive from the cottage. With 65 trails and slopes, served by 11 lifts, Mount Sunapee has been ranked with the best overall snow surfaces in the east five years in a row by the annual Ski magazine Reader Survey. Mount Sunapee resort is also the ski/snowboard home to the New England Handicapped Sports Association (

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Smaller but equally enjoyable, Whaleback ski area is just 20 minutes drive north at Exit 16 on I-89. With trails for all levels of ability, this ski area is a favorite with local schools as well as board riders.

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Other ski areas

There are a number of readily accessible ski areas in New Hampshire and Vermont:

Ragged Mountain in Danbury, NH is approximately 30 minutes drive away;

Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, NH is about one hour away;

Suicide Six in Woodstock, VT is about one hour away;

Okemo and Killington mountains

in Vermont are 1 hour and 15 minutes away;

Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain

are in New Hampshire's White Mountains National Forest region are just a little further afield.